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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!




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VariousKoute Jazz – A Collection Of Jazz Tracks From The French West Indies ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
A really beautiful collection of jazz with strong Caribbean roots – music from the French West Indies, and served up with a vibe that's completely unique! This isn't calypso jazz, or reggae-inflected Jamaican jazz – and not even Cuban jazz, either – but instead this very fresh ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousLet No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. New Copy 2 CD Gatefold ... $18.99
An amazing portrait of Iran in the years before WWII – pulled from rare 78rpm recordings which are remastered here beautifully, to present some stunning sounds we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a really unique flavor to most of this music – sounds that lie at the crossroads of ... read more CD

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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu ... CD
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more CD

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VariousMusic For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A classic set of gamelan tracks from the Nonesuch series of recordings by Robert Brown – still maybe some of the most important sources for Indonesian music you'll ever hope to find! The set focuses on some of the noisier, more uptempo sounds used for the shadow play – with very ... read more CD

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VariousMusic Of Morocco – Recorded By Paul Bowles (4CD set – with download) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1959. New Copy 4 CDs ... $56.99
A gorgeous collection of music – brought together in an equally gorgeous package! We'll rave about the latter in a minute – but first onto the music, which is the most important part! The sounds were all recorded by Paul Bowles in Morocco at the end of the 50s – at a time when ... read more CD
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VariousNigeria Afrobeat Special – The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
An explosive entry in Soundway's impeccable Nigeria Special series of rare Afrobeat – digging deep for for material that's largely been lost for years and years – many recorded in the wake of the Fela revolution and all of it exciting and essential! Of all the stellar tracks on the ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria Freedom Sounds – Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, & Juju – Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960 to 1963 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Not the usual Nigerian funk collection you might expect – as the music here is from the years before Fela Kuti and other artists exploded onto international 70s fame – and instead, come from a time where the Nigerian scene was busy drinking up influences from a range of other cultures ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Freedom Sounds – Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, & Juju – Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960 to 1963 (with download) ... LP 28.99

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VariousOut Of Addis ... CD
Eastern Connection/Paradise Bangkok (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Contemporary sounds from Ethiopia – a scene that's just as rich today as it was during its much-heralded years of the 70s – when some of the most incredible musicians in the world were making a range of genre-transforming styles! The music here is instantly timeless – still ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To A World Of Psychedelia ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.98
This collection certainly takes the "world" in its title seriously – as the cuts here are collected from diverse spots around the globe, and are all every bit as psychedelic as promised in the title! Yet the sounds here aren't also the standard psych you'll know from US and UK ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Peru Rare Groove ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wonderful collection of rare gems from Peru – a varied, diverse region with the far-reaching, sweltering sounds to show for it – selected by master compiler Pablo Yglesias from a treasure trove of hard-to-find records! It's diverse stuff for sure, but common threads of feverish ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To South African Jazz (second edition) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 14.98
A vivid portrait of a rich legacy in jazz – the wonderful sounds that have come from the South African scene from the early 60s onwards – served up nicely in this well-chosen set! The collection mixes underground work with well-known artists, older tracks with more contemporary ones ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Sok Sega – Sega Sounds From Mauritius 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Amazing music you've probably never heard before – all from the tiny island of Mauritius in the 70s, and served up in a stunning mix of funk, blues, and soul! The grooves here are very offbeat – with rhythms that belie the island's location in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar, mixed ... read more CD
Also available Soul Sok Sega – Sega Sounds From Mauritius 1973 to 1979 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP 18.99

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VariousTanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960 to 1981 ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Fantastic sounds from Haiti – served up in all the styles promised by the title, and pulled from a mixture of private collections and radio recordings that also document the Haitian diaspora during the nation's years of dictatorship! Yet given the restriction of the government, the cultural ... read more CD
Also available Tanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960 to 1981 ... LP 22.99

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VariousVenezuela 70 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
A completely amazing collection of sounds from the 70s scene in Venezuela – a really un-tapped legacy of fantastically creative music – most of it pretty darn groovy, too! Despite the "rock" in the title, the music here is more in a mix of funky jazz and other creative ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Venezuela 70 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousWake Up You Vol 1 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
The Nigerian scene might be best-remembered as a hotbed of Afro Funk in the 70s – but during the same key stretch, the nation also gave rise to a heady rock underground, too – one that often mix psychedelic inspirations with some of the soul and funk that were coming from the bigger ... read more CD

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VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at ... read more CD
Also available Wake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (2LP set with book & download) ... LP 36.99
 
 



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